StatCan COVID-19: Data to Insights for a Better Canada
A series of articles on various subjects which explore the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic landscape. New articles will be released periodically.
- Transport turning points during COVID-19
Travel and transportation were among the first areas most affected by border closures and public health restrictions put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19. This study uses new weekly indicators of Aircraft movements and Railcars online to assess the initial downturn and the subsequent recovery in the transportation of both passengers and freight during the first half of 2020.
- Gender differences in mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
This article compares the mental health outcomes (i.e., self-rated mental health, change in mental health since physical distancing began, severity of symptoms consistent with generalized anxiety disorder in the two weeks prior to completing the survey, and life stress) of male, female, and gender-diverse participants in a recent crowdsource questionnaire, "Impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians -- Your Mental Health" (April 24 to May 11, 2020).
- Canada's oil and gas sector: The decline in production and investment and the impact on the economy
The oil and gas industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy, especially in Alberta. From the year 2000 onwards, its share in the total economy averaged about 5% of Canadian and 21% of Albertan GDP. The recent decline in oil prices will have a large impact on Canada's oil and gas industry, which in turn will affect other industries. This article estimates the economic impact of the potential decline in production and investment in the oil and gas industry due to recent shocks on the Canadian economy.
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Surveys on the impacts of COVID-19
Statistics Canada is accelerating data collection in response to the urgent need for information to help the country respond to, and recover from, the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada. Please participate in any of our crowdsourcing data collections that may be applicable to you, and check back here often for new topics.
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Serving Canadians while Navigating a Path to Recovery
As we continue to move forward in these uncharted times, the importance of providing reliable statistics to Canadians becomes more evident. The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has fueled an extraordinary demand for real-time, high quality data on Canada's people, society and economy. In step with this demand, Statistics Canada hastened its data collection and dissemination of insights on the impacts of Covid-19 on businesses and individuals.
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